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- Created 2012-03-30
, a "Village of Islands," is an
. It is located on the
Tea Table Key
Lower Matecumbe Key
Upper Matecumbe Key
The village was incorporated on November 4, 1997. Prior to this date, Islamorada was only considered to be on the island of
Upper Matecumbe Key
As of the 2010
, the village had a total
of 6,119. As of 2009, the population recorded by the
U.S. Census Bureau
, meaning "purple island", came from early
s in the area. Its pronunciation has been Anglicized to
Islamorada was hit almost directly by the
Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
, causing 423 deaths. A memorial, including the ashes of over 300 victims, exists today at Overseas Highway mile marker 82.
Hall of Fame
began visiting Islamorada in 1943 and for the next 45 years was the island's most well known resident. After his retirement from baseball he became the national spokesman for
sporting goods and became renowned for his abilities as a
. Over the decades, he hosted numerous celebrities at his Islamorada house and took them on local fishing trips. Williams’ residency in Islamorada ended in 1988 when he moved to
. Williams cited the island’s increased development as his reason for leaving. He reportedly said that he knew it was time to leave when he could no longer make a left turn on to
U.S. Route 1
because of the traffic.
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At the harbor at Tiki bar, it is possible to buy fishing trips. I did the shark trip, we got 4 big reef sharks, 1.5-2m, just outside the reef, about 20 minutes from the harbor. It was very fun!
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